1 September 2021 | Münster

The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre (S2BMRC) at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kliewe and Sen.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Baaken has appointed Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sue Rossano-Rivero as the Deputy Managing Director of the Centre. Dr. Rossano-Rivero serves as Junior-Professor in "Entrepreneurship and International Business Development" at Münster School of Business and S2BMRC. 

She will take responsibility in the management team of the centre for driving initiatives in further development of the centre such as, improving career paths of PhD candidates at the Centre, digital transformation initiatives, and sustainable development topics.

"Sue has been a key driving force behind the centre's achievements of the past years. The entire S2B team and especially me personally are excited that she will continue working with us and shape the future's centre even more in her new role as Deputy Managing Director", said Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kliewe, Managing Director at S2BMRC.

Dr. Rossano-Rivero from Mexican Nationality has been in the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre for more than 7 years now. During this time, she has accumulated experience in the academic and business sector, always working at the intersection of science, business, and society in her research and teaching. Since her arrival to the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre she has generated around € 800.000,00 in external funding for the university, acquiring and leading several research projects, which were financed by international funding bodies such as the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the University Rectors' Conference (HRK). She has been the Leader of the Research Line "Science-to-Business" since 2018. On August 31, 2021, she successfully completed a three-year national program "Karrierewege FH-Professur" which supports qualified young academics on their way to becoming professors at Universities of Applied Sciences. During this programme she was also responsible of New International Business Development and Market Research at the company P&M Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG, Münster.

She received her PhD from the faculty of Science, Business, and Innovation at the Free University of Amsterdam in cooperation with the FH Münster under the supervision of Prof. Dr. habil. Thomas Baaken and Prof. Dr. Peter v. D. Sijde. Her research focused on entrepreneurial and networking behaviour of academics.

Dr. Rossano-Rivero added, "It is an honour and privilege to represent the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre at this transformative moment in the Centre's long and storied history. I look forward to keeping working with this amazing team guided by our mission of People's development through driving Science-to-Business Marketing and driving Science-to-Business Marketing through people development for long term impact! I am grateful for this opportunity and responsibility".

Additional Information about Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sue Rossano-Rivero:  

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rossano-Rivero is an entrepreneurial academic who has grown the research line on university-driven entrepreneurship, acquiring and leading more than ten research projects during the last three years. She has published and presented more than 25 publications on topics of entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer, and she possesses more than 13 years of teaching experience on entrepreneurship, international business, and marketing at different levels of education (Highschool, Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral Education and Executive Education) and in different countries.

In addition, she has initiated and established the gender dimension in the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, which has changed the focus and understanding of issues such as University-Business Cooperation, Innovation, and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystems.

She is currently the Director of the project "WeRIn: Women Entrepreneurs in Regional Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems"; co-financed by the European Commission, aiming at developing more inclusive entrepreneurship educational approaches and support programmes for female entrepreneurs in Europe. The consortium is composed from 14 European partners in Norway, Ireland, The Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey, and Germany.


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